Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, Yes, has God said…
I. THE TEMPTATION BY WHICH ADAM WAS ASSAILED.
II. THE GREATNESS OF HIS GUILT. A fearful complication.
1. Disbelief of the Creator.
2. Rebellion against the highest authority.
3. The most criminal ambition.
4. The basest and vilest ingratitude.
5. A sin against his own soul, and against all his posterity.
III. THE SCRUTINY TO WHICH HE WAS SUBJECTED.
IV. THE SENTENCE PRONOUNCED ON ADAM.
1. Exclusion from paradise must have been a painful evil considered in itself.
2. But the sentence included death also. The death of the body, the precursor, if grace prevent not, of the death of the soul.
(H. Burder, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?